Rock Stars of Reading part 2: Lane Smith

Thursday, April 2, 2009.

This is the first of three videos that document our visit with Lane Smith (on JOMB) and Molly Leach. Here, Lane shows us original artwork from The Stinky Cheese Man, describes the production process for The Happy Hocky Family books, shares his passion for children’s books — old and new — and compares traditional collage with digital collage.



Comment by AZ

April 2, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

Wow oh wow oh wow!

Comment by Candace Ryan

April 4, 2009 @ 12:33 am

Fascinating peek inside Lane Smith’s studio!

I couldn’t stop smiling at his plug for the “anarchist’s training book,” THE CARROT SEED, as it appears on my Fuse #8 top ten picture book list.

I’m glad to see I’m not alone in my love for the “orange Harold.”

Comment by Johann

April 4, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

Really awesome!
I can hardly wait to see the next episode!
Cheers from Bavaria

Comment by Just One More Book!!

April 4, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

Aaron, Candace and Johann,

Thank you very much for your enthusiastic comments. We’re so glad you’re enjoying the series. We sure enjoyed creating it!

Comment by Lady Library

April 22, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

Really good questions. Nice to have a child’s perspective. Many thanks for creating a wonderful interview.

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